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In 1907 Florent Schmitt composed music to accompany a 'mimodrame' danced by Loïe Fuller, La Tragedie de Salome. His score is bursting with colour, energy and voluptuousness - and also with oriental influences stemming from his travels to Morocco and Constantinople, where he discovered the howling dervishes. The final scene features the heart-rending 'Chant d'Aïca', an oriental melody sung by a soprano. This music, though bold and modern for the listeners of 1907, nonetheless aroused the admiration of another composer, Igor Stravinsky, to whom Schmitt dedicated the Symphonic Suite he subsequently derived from the work. However, Alain Altinoglu, at the helm of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra of which he has been Music Director since 2021, has chosen to record the original version of this landmark of early twentieth-century French music. The beautiful Chant elegiaque, in it's 1911 version for cello and large orchestra, completes this programme.
In 1907 Florent Schmitt composed music to accompany a 'mimodrame' danced by Loïe Fuller, La Tragedie de Salome. His score is bursting with colour, energy and voluptuousness - and also with oriental influences stemming from his travels to Morocco and Constantinople, where he discovered the howling dervishes. The final scene features the heart-rending 'Chant d'Aïca', an oriental melody sung by a soprano. This music, though bold and modern for the listeners of 1907, nonetheless aroused the admiration of another composer, Igor Stravinsky, to whom Schmitt dedicated the Symphonic Suite he subsequently derived from the work. However, Alain Altinoglu, at the helm of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra of which he has been Music Director since 2021, has chosen to record the original version of this landmark of early twentieth-century French music. The beautiful Chant elegiaque, in it's 1911 version for cello and large orchestra, completes this programme.
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Schmitt / Altinoglu / Frankfurt Radio Symphony - La Tragedie De Salome & Chant Elegiaque

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Format: CD
Label: ALPHA
Rel. Date: 05/17/2024
UPC: 3760014199417

La Tragedie De Salome & Chant Elegiaque
Artist: Schmitt / Altinoglu / Frankfurt Radio Symphony
Format: CD
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In 1907 Florent Schmitt composed music to accompany a 'mimodrame' danced by Loïe Fuller, La Tragedie de Salome. His score is bursting with colour, energy and voluptuousness - and also with oriental influences stemming from his travels to Morocco and Constantinople, where he discovered the howling dervishes. The final scene features the heart-rending 'Chant d'Aïca', an oriental melody sung by a soprano. This music, though bold and modern for the listeners of 1907, nonetheless aroused the admiration of another composer, Igor Stravinsky, to whom Schmitt dedicated the Symphonic Suite he subsequently derived from the work. However, Alain Altinoglu, at the helm of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra of which he has been Music Director since 2021, has chosen to record the original version of this landmark of early twentieth-century French music. The beautiful Chant elegiaque, in it's 1911 version for cello and large orchestra, completes this programme.
        
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